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Dreamscapes is sparse fingerstyle guitar piece by multi-instrumentalist composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. This motif is from the soundtrack of Dear Child (Liebes Kind) a German thriller series on Netflix.

The limited series is about a 13 year-old missing persons case being reopened when a woman is struck by a car, in a German forest at night. The woman is accompanied by a mysterious little girl who leads investigators into a multi-layered mystery.

The music is by Gustavo Santaolalla and Juan Luqui. While it’s mostly eerie textural soundscapes, the soundtrack does feature a couple of guitar performances by Gustavo that are quite pretty.

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How to play Dreamscapes by Gustavo Santaolalla

The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across a single page. It’s relatively easy to play, and I reccomend it for beginner guitar players and up.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

(you’ll play the entire passage twice through)

**Dear Child (Netflix): Dreamscapes (Gustavo Santaolalla) | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is played in standard tuning.